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5 NGO workers killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-02 06:26

A mourner reacts next to the bodies of employees from the World Central Kitchen (WCK) non-governmental organization, including foreigners, who were killed in an Israeli airstrike according to the Hamas-run Gaza government media office at Al-Aqsa hospital in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip April 1, 2024. [Photo/Agencies]

GAZA - At least five employees of the non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization were killed on Monday night in an Israeli airstrike while driving in the city of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, said the Hamas-run government media office.

The victims include four foreign aid workers and one Palestinian, the media office said in a press statement, adding that they were on a mission to inspect the seaport that will receive a new patch of humanitarian aid.

They were responsible for receiving ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, it said.

The Israeli army said in a press statement that it is conducting a thorough review to understand the tragic incident.

WCK is a non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. WCK workers help to distribute humanitarian aid to the Gaza residents who are facing dire food shortages.

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